Sony News: Amy Pascal Rooted for Idris Elba as Next James Bond

There’s been a ton of junk that came out of the Sony hack, ranging from Kevin Hart being called a “whore,” Angelina Jolie described as a “spoiled brat” and, of course, what black films President Obama might like. However, out of all of hat stuff, there apparently was something positive that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal discussed in her emails: Idris Elba as James Bond. The Daily Beast’s report leads me to think Pascal was adamant about this happening, at least to some degree.

Fantasy Casting: "Noah"

I’ve been on a tirade about Exodus: Gods and Kingsand if I’m being honest, I think I’ll always be upset about that movie. But what I’m not upset about is that the film brought in only $8.6 million its first day in the theaters. That’s exponentially less money than what the studio was expecting to make, particularly to recoup the $140 million it took to make. Thanks to tons of bad press from mainstream outlets such as CNN (and many more that would take up a paragraph to name), and the #BoycottExodus movement merging with the #BlackLivesMatter movement (leading to die-ins in theaters and protests outside of them), the movie’s imagery has certainly made people think. It would seem that people are beginning to wake up to the fact that white actors in what should be roles for people of color looks stupid.

Ashley’s Recipes: Pork Tacos

My sister Ashley is renowned in her circle of friends as being one of the best cooks ever. Since she now has quite the collection of self-created and tested recipes under her belt, she’s ready to share them with other cooking enthusiasts.

Over the course of this week, Ashley will feature three recipes that you can pair together to have a complete Mexican-inspired dinner! I’ve eaten the results of these recipes, and I can tell you that they are delicious.

The first Mexican-inspired recipe this week is for pork tacos. The recipe for Cilantro Lime Coconut Rice (pictured with the tacos) is coming later this week.